Packers vs. Cowboys Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Dallas is the slight favorite at home, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Packers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 53 points. Green Bay has won six of its last seven against Dallas and the Packers are 5-2 against the spread in those seven games. Today’s game takes place from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will air live on FOX.
The Cowboys are coming off a 35-30 loss at home to the Rams to fall to 2-2 on the season. Dallas is 2-2 against the spread as well, covering in their two wins. The Cowboys are struggling on defense, allowing 24.3 points and 365.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up 257.8 yards per contest. On offense, Dallas is putting up 23.5 points and 349.5 yards per game. Ezekiel Elliott has run for 277 yards and two touchdowns while Dak Prescott has thrown for 941 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
Green Bay has won its last two games to move to 3-1 on the season. The Packers are also 2-2 against the spread, including 0-1 ATS on the road. Green Bay is averaging 25.5 points and 361 yards per game on offense this year, They average just 74.5 yards per game on the ground. Ty Montgomery has 152 rushing yards, but is dealing with broken ribs and is doubtful to suit up tonight. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns. Davante Adams has caught 16 passes for 219 yards and two scores. He is coming off a concussion last Thursday, but is listed as probable to play today. Jordy Nelson has five touchdown catches. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.3 points and 321 yards per game.
The Packers showed last season that they have a championship pedigree to win big games by beating the Cowboys in the playoffs in Dallas. The Cowboys weren’t quite ready to take that next step behind a pair of rookies. I don’t think Dallas is ready right now either. The Cowboys have looked weak on defense in recent games and weak on offense in others. Green Bay has injuries on the offensive line that concern me, but I put my trust in Aaron Rodgers over Dak Prescott.
NFL WEEK 5 PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PACKERS +2.5